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Justin Morneau | First Baseman

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/15/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Justin Morneau hit his 14th home run in Friday's tilt with the Marlins.
Morneau finished the game 2-for-4, driving in two with his third inning homer off of Henderson Alvarez. It was Morneau's first home run since the All Star break. Despite the lack of dingers in the second half of the season, Morneau actually has bettered his slashes across the board in the second half. Since the break, he's been hitting .353/.443/.515. The Rocky Mountain air is doing him well. Aug 23 - 2:57 AM

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Justin Morneau (neck) is back in the Rockies' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Royals.

Morneau missed a few games with a lingering neck injury. He is starting at first base and batting third for the Rockies against Royals right-hander James Shields.
Aug 19 - 4:50 PM

Justin Morneau (neck) was a late scratch from the Rockies' lineup Saturday versus the Reds.

Morneau missed time in July with a neck strain, and the injury is still bothering him here in mid-August. The veteran could see more time off down the stretch.
Aug 16 - 6:45 PM

Rockies activated 1B Justin Morneau from the 15-day disabled list.

Morneau missed the minimum amount of time with a mild neck strain. The veteran first baseman boasts a .312/.345/.502 batting line with 13 home runs and 60 RBI in 89 games this season. It's been a resurgent year for Morneau, and the strong production should continue down the stretch (with the help of Coors Field).
Jul 29 - 4:48 PM

Justin Morneau (neck) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

He's currently slated to play two games before being activated Wednesday, but it's possible he'll talk his way into being activated Tuesday if things go well Monday. Morneau has missed the last couple weeks with a strained neck but appears to be over the ailment. He's hitting .312/.345/.502 with 13 homers and 60 RBI over 89 games this season.
Jul 27 - 1:03 PM

Justin Morneau (neck) took batting practice Saturday.

Morneau has been out since July 21 with a neck strain and this was his first batting practice session since being placed on the disabled list. He will be eligible to return to the active roster as soon as Tuesday, but his absence will likely extend into August.
Jul 26 - 9:33 PM

Rockies placed 1B Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with a neck strain.

Morneau missed the entire weekend series against the Pirates and will now get some extended rest. The Rockies have called up Ben Paulsen to take his place on the active roster.
Jul 21 - 4:53 PM

Justin Morneau (neck) remained out of the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

He's now missed all three starts of the weekend series versus the Pirates due to a stiff neck. Morneau remains day-to-day. Charlie Culberson is getting another start at first base Sunday.
Jul 20 - 11:13 AM

Justin Morneau (neck) hopes to play on Sunday against the Pirates.

Morneau has been sidelined with a stiff neck since Friday. Charlie Culberson has been holding down first base in his absence. Morneau is batting .312 with 13 home runs and 60 RBI on the season.
Jul 19 - 8:48 PM

Justin Morneau was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a stiff neck.

Morneau also missed a game back in May with a stiff neck, but it doesn't appear that this is a big deal. Consider him day-to-day. Charlie Culberson is handling first base Friday in Morneau's place.
Jul 18 - 4:24 PM

Justin Morneau went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's loss against the Twins.

If the first baseman is disappointed about not being chosen for the All-Star Game, he's certainly not showing it. Morneau had three hits against his former team, raising his season line to .312/.345/.502. The move to Colorado has revived Morneau's career, and there's no reason to think he'll drop off in the second half.
Jul 13 - 10:43 PM

Justin Morneau has been selected as the final participant for the National League in next week's Home Run Derby.

Morneau lost out to Anthony Rizzo in the Final Vote, but he'll at least get to go back to Minnesota in another capacity. The Rockies' first baseman is a former Derby champ, having won the year Josh Hamilton put on a show at Yankee Stadium. Morneau is joined by teammate Troy Tulowitzki, Todd Frazier, Yasiel Puig and Giancarlo Stanton in the NL. The American League will go with Jose Bautista, Adam Jones, Brian Dozier, Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson.
Jul 10 - 7:01 PM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday.

He's getting a breather against southpaw Eric Stults. Kyle Parker is at first base Wednesday in Morneau's place.
Jul 9 - 12:31 PM

Justin Morneau hit a two-run double and three-run home run on Friday.

In an old fashioned Colorado slugfest, Morneau did all of his damage in the first two innings off of Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada. Morneau finished 2-for-5. The home run was his 12th on the season and the five RBI bring him up to 49. He's putting up All-Star numbers in Denver, with a line of .299/.336/.520.
Jun 21 - 1:24 AM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day off. Wilin Rosario is playing first base in Morneau's place, with Michael McKenry catching.
Jun 15 - 1:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilin Rosario
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Matt McBride
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Josh Rutledge
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Michael Cuddyer
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jorge De La Rosa
3Brett Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jordan Lyles
6Christian Bergman
7Tyler Matzek
8Franklin Morales
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Rex Brothers
3Adam Ottavino
4Matt Belisle
5Boone Logan
6Brooks Brown
7Nick Masset
8Juan Nicasio